Lyon County Families: Structure and Composition

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Families are a major focus of the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted each year by the U.S. Census Bureau. A family, as defined by the Census, includes a householder and all the other people in the housing unit related to him or her, by birth, marriage, or adoption. 

Not all households are family households. Nonfamily households include those composed of unrelated roommates, or single-person households. In addition, family households may include non-family members who live in the same housing unit. Note that the data in this report presents estimated counts of households, not of people

Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period. 

How many households are family or nonfamily in Lyon County, Iowa?

How many family households have children in Lyon County, Iowa?

How many family households with children are headed by married couples in Lyon County, Iowa?

Who heads non-married family households with children in Lyon County, Iowa?